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. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: worrisome news for the more than 7 million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the risk of heart problems. johns hopkins dr. singh led the research. >> it is causing the same problems that we are trying to prevent, that's why it's not worth the risk. we need to prevent cardio disease among smokers, not increase. >> reporter: the review combines 14 studies involving more than 8,000 patients. while a 72% increased risk sounds alarming, the companion editorial titles, is it a heartbreaker? notes that cardiovascular problems including chest pain, heart attack and stroke are still rare. occurring in only about 1% of patients taking chantix. the drugmaker pfizer questions the way the analysis was conducted. dr. gail caldwell is vice president of medical affairs for pfizer. >> we will continue to do a more in-depth look as the fda is asking us to do but to date we have not seen evidence of important risks to the heart health of patients. from chantix. >> reporter: in mid june the fda warned chantix might
and encouraged to get out of this condition. that's what we do. >> jon talbert with beautiful day, thanks for joining us. we have a link to beautiful day on our website, cbssf.com. we also have links to their facebook page on our weekend edition facebook page. >>> we'll be right back. plywood, cement. i, i enjoy the breeze on my tongue. well uh, and every weekend, seems like we're headin' down to the lake. we're pullin' a boat or somethin'. i don't know why. i just do. it's not a problem. i don't mind as long as we always stop at chevron and get that techron stuff. my ears flop around too. check it out. [ male announcer ] your car takes care of you, care for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. it's hard work; i need a nap. stories: investigators in san francisco have determined that last month's deadly fire was accidental. two firefighters were killed. >>> investigators in san francisco have determined that last month's deadly fire was accidental. two firefighters were killed. investigators are now testing electrical components from the house. >>> a federal lawsuit has been filed
negotiation and now it's devolved into jon and kate gosselin fighting over who gets the toaster oven. >> they accused of president obama of hiding in the basement over debt ceiling talks. joe biden accused of president obama of locking him in the basement. stay down there. >> i heard if we don't raise the debt limit, the debt ceiling we could lose our aaa rating. yeah. and i said for the love of god, why doesn't the auto club mind their own damned business. >> i guess that's one benefit to this insanity happening in washington it's so frustrating the american people it is fantastic fodder for late night. >> they got plenty of material. he talks about aaa, they ought to get this settled, drive people to -- this is we're talking seriously -- >> a mess. >> it is. something that's got to get done. i mean that on a searups note. this is affecting a lot of, going to take a lot of people on a lot of levels. the level of frustration has gotten to a point where it's at a fever pitch. let's go d.c., get something done. >> it's politics. >> we will continue to follow it for you, that is the goo
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